Adventures in Retirement

Posts tagged “job hunting


A sunny spot in my garden I am a keyboard jockey, writer, and amateur photographer currently working on a SciFi book and compiling photographs for an inside-the-photographer’s-head coffee table book. I live with a husband, three dogs, and two cats.

I had intended to use this site to display some of my photos and reflect my vision of Houston, Texas and the state of the wider world. Then I got laid off in July of 2007. So my priorities have changed.

After spending an inordinate amount of time looking for a job, I felt it was necessary to take early retirement so my husband and I could both pay the bills and eat.  I had been looking for work as a general, legal, or medical transcriptionist and was getting my home office up to snuff in preparation for transcribing from home.  Wading through the job offers and ads on the Internet was a real eye opener.  Most of the ads for work-at-home jobs are complete and utter bullshit.  I want a job, not an “investment opportunity.”  And I refuse to pay money in order to get a job.  So I retired just 2 or 3 weeks after the first Baby Boomer to officially retire.  Now my hubby and I are spending time blogging and working towards a better tomorrow.

It’s not my intention to flame people, deserving or not. But if I get cranky about being unemployed, I reserve the right to blow off some steam. If I see an injustice, I’ll bring it to your attention.  If I run across something hilarious, I’ll point you in that direction.

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